Chess Quotes 769

"No fool can play chess, and only fools do."
"You may knock your opponent down with the chessboard, but that does not prove that you are the better player."

  (from Marc Lowrance)

Chess Quotes

Good positions don't win games, good moves do.

I've wasted a Black.
[ABRAHAMS, after drawing a game with the Black pieces]

You can retreat pieces... but not pawns. So always think twice about pawn moves.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess]

Open files can be used by both players. The chess player, not being an unselfish advocate of equal opportunity, naturally prefers a one-way system.
[Michael STEAN, in Simple Chess, on half-open files]

— -- all from Peter BALLARD